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Not a lot of spectacular failures, but lots and lots of lawsuits!

Neil Moore, SE, SECB
neil moore and associates
consultings structural engineers
shingle springs, california

distressed structures investigations

At 03:55 PM 7/21/2008, you wrote:
In the new 2007 California Building Code -- section 1802 requiring a soils report for all new projects - even single family homes!  what is the reason for this .  Do the geotechnical engineers need more work - Were there any spectacular failures I missed that caused this provision?
any comments or insight
Tim Rudolph
Bishop CA